Affording SBS

Second Baptist School tuition and details regarding books, uniforms and activitiy fees are provided so your family may evaluate the overall expenses to attend the School.

Tuition for 2015-2016 School Year

Tuition Church Member Tuition
Grade Annual Tuition Monthly Payment Annual Tuition Monthly Payment
PK $10,080 $840 $9,600 $800
KN-2 $13,680 $1,140 $13,080 $1,090
3-4 $14,700 $1,225 $13,980 $1,165
5-8 $17,040 $1,420 $16,260 $1,355
9-12 $18,780 $1,565 $17,940 $1,495

Additional Information

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  • Application Fee

    The application fee is due at the time the application is submitted and is non-refundable.

    Application received by deadline - $100
    Application received after deadline - $150
  • Testing

    Admissions testing is required for all students applying to Second Baptist School.

    Lower School
    • Pre-Kindergarten, Bridge, and Kindergarten - Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI) or the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), $200 fee
    • Applicants for Grades 1-4 - Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) - $200 fee and the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities - $200 fee
    • Lower School Group evaluation at Second Baptist School

    Middle School and Upper School
    • Independent School Entrance Exam - ISEE - iseetest.org
  • Tuition Payments

    Tuition may be paid monthly or in full. Monthly tuition may be paid using a credit card or EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer). Full tuition must be paid on or before June 1.
  • New Student Fee

    The new student fee for students entering Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 is $1,000. The fee is payable upon acceptance.
  • Activity Fee

    The annual activity fee is included in tuition and is used for grade level programs.
    • Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 8 - $75
    • Grades 9-12 - $200
  • Textbooks and Supplies

    Lower School textbooks and supplies are provided by the School. Middle School and Upper School textbooks and supplies are purchased by and are the property of the student. Cost will vary depending on the grade and course selection. Book lists and ordering procedures are posted on the website prior to the start of school.
  • Enrollment Commitment

    Students withdrawing after enrolling or reenrolling in the School will be charged half the yearly tuition. Partial refunds will be given only to families moving over thirty (30) miles away or in the case of a catastrophic illness.
  • Uniforms

    Students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 are required to wear uniforms. Uniforms must be purchased through Sue Mills/Mills Wear. Retail stores are located throughout the Houston area. Visit www.millswear.com to view uniform requirements and selections. Dress Standards outline proper attire expectations.

    Upper School students are not required to wear uniforms. Dress Standards outline proper attire expectations.
  • Lunch

    Students may bring or purchase lunch. Students may pay cash for meals and a la carte items or a ten-meal ticket may be purchased.
  • After-School Care

    Second Baptist School offers a variety of after school care options at an additional monthly cost. Click here for detailed information.
  • Upper School Interim Term

    Interim Term is a two-week program for Upper School students. Courses range from $25-$450, and trips from $500-$6,000. The Upper School will provide details during registration.

Financial Aid

2016-2017 School Year
Packets available November 1, 2015

Second Baptist School seeks to provide an affordable Christian, college-preparatory education to all our families. Recognizing the financial commitment families choose to make by selecting an independent school for their children, Second Baptist School is privileged to offer need-based financial aid to qualifying families.  Current SBS families and applicant families entering Grade 1 - Grade 12 may apply for financial aid.

Second Baptist School uses FAST - Financial Aid for School Tuition administered by ISM - Independent School Management – to administer our online application process. FAST provides a consistent approach to determining a family’s tuition needs. 

Financial aid packets are available beginning in November prior to the enrolling school year. Families must apply each year for financial aid consideration. The packet includes timeline, instructions and the completion agreement.

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  • Financial Aid Timeline

    November 1, 2015
    Packets for financial aid for the 2016-2017 school year are available in the Office of Admissions.

    November 9, 2015
    Financial Aid Informational Seminar
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Click here to register.

    November 10, 2015
    Financial Aid Informational Seminar
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Click here to register.

    December 1, 2015
    Deadline for Current Families to apply for financial aid for the 2016-2017 school year.

    January 4, 2016
    Decisions for Current Families for financial aid will be mailed.

    February 1, 2016
    Deadline for Current Families to accept Financial Aid Award.

    January 22, 2016
    Deadline for Applicant Families to apply for financial aid for the 2016-2017 school year.

    March 11, 2016
    Decisions for Applicant Families for financial aid will be mailed.

    April 6, 2016
    -Deadline for Applicant Families to accept Financial Aid Award.
    -Deadline to submit 2015 tax forms to FAST - Financial Aid for School Tuition. (Current and Applicant Families)